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  • July 12, 2016

    Market Volatility can be Predictable

    Market volatility, often measured as the standard deviation of stock market returns, varies from low levels during calm economic times to high levels during periods of great economic uncertainty or market distress. Volatility can be predicted even in an informationally efficient market. For example, a corporation’s stock should be expected ...

  • June 13, 2016

    THE ABCs of ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

    What is an alternative investment? There are many ways this question can be answered. Alternative investments are often described as any investment that is not a traditional investment such as a stock or a bond. Alternative investments are usually defined as an investment that produces

  • June 13, 2016

    HOW TO ALLOCATE ASSETS PRUDENTLY

    Asset allocation is the process by which an investor selects asset classes and decides how much to invest in each class such as domestic equities, international equities, real estate, taxable bonds, municipal bonds, money market securities. On the other hand, security selection is the process of choosing which securities to ...

  • August 1, 2013

    Why Even Rich People Are Having Trouble Getting a Mortgage

    Home prices are rising, but even the well-off are facing obstacles from tight-fisted banks

    By: Richard Satran

    US News & World Report’s | August 1, 2013

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  • December 10, 2012

    Refinancing near retirement can be smart

    By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch Marketwatch | December 10, 2012   CHICAGO (MarketWatch)—Tempting low interest rates continue to make headlines, making refinancing your mortgage look attractive. But when retirement isn’t far off, the decision to refinance can get more complicated. After all, most pre-retirees are trying to reduce debt before their last day of ...

  • September 20, 2012

    Brawling Politicians: Bad for Your Portfolio?

    By Richard Satran           September 7, 2012 The love fest of the political convention season ended almost as soon as it began, when the first prime-time speaker, House Speaker John Boehner, set a Republican agenda that "starts with throwing out the politician who doesn't get it, and electing a new president ...

  • December 13, 2011

    Stocks trim gains on euro jitters

    By Hibah Yousuf @CNNMoneyMarketsDecember 13, 2011: 11:55 AM ET

     
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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks pared earlier gains Tuesday following reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the idea of increasing Europe's bailout fund. At midday, the Dow Jones industrial average ...

  • September 10, 2010

    Stocks continue rally after drop in jobless claims – Tyler Vernon – USA Today

    By Stephen Bernard, Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Stocks extended their September rally Thursday following more encouraging news on the job market.
    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28 points after the Labor Department said first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest ...

  • August 25, 2010

    Global Markets Shudder – Tyler Vernon – The Wall Street Journal

    By KANA INAGAKI And MICHELE MAATOUK

    Global stock markets skidded as a record drop in U.S. existing-home sales added to concerns about the global economy, pushing investors into bonds and less-risky assets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly dropped below 10000, the Japanese ...

  • August 24, 2010

    US Stocks Lower As Investors Move Into Safer Havens – Tyler Vernon – The Wall Street Journal

    By Jonathan Cheng

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Investors sent U.S. stocks to a broad and sharp decline as they snapped up safe-haven Treasurys, fearing a protracted and uncertain recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86 points, or 0.9%, to 10089 in late afternoon trading, on track for ...

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